Poems “Feel” and “Tempest” Accepted in California Ecopoetry Anthology “Fire and Rain” from Scarlet Tanager Books

Poems "Feel" and "Tempest" accepted in the forthcoming anthology, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California from Scarlet Tanager Books. The collective contributions to this anthology come together to weave a braid of voices examining and celebrating the dazzling variety of California’s unique biological zones. This anthology will provide an arguably much-needed platform for the ecologies [...]

“Salt” Published in Common Ground Review’s Fall/Winter Anthology

Poem "Salt" included in Common Ground Review's Volume 12 issue 2, Fall/Winter 2015 Anthology.    SALT There is a man at the far end of the garden, seated at a black wrought-iron table. Flecks of light move over his shoulders, passing between the narrow leaves of an olive tree. A gray cat waits nearby, shadowed [...]

PushPen Press Pendant Prize for Poetry

I'm honored to announce I'm the 2014 PushPen Press Pendant Prize for Poetry recipient for a haiku series titled "Rainsong." And that I was given this beautiful one-off pen-and-ink work of art that comprised the award! THREE: An Anthology of Flash Nonfiction can be purchased on Amazon. THREE features flash nonfiction works by over sixty emerging, vibrant writers: stories, haiku [...]

PRESS RELEASE: ‘Poems from Conflicted Hearts: An Anthology’ from Smooth Stones Press Now Available!

Love poems and the anthologies that contain them are plentiful. But is it true of their counterpart, poems that speak to loneliness, heartbreak, unrequited love and abuse masquerading as love—conflicted hearts? A brief review of the literary genre would say that there is no such balance. Anthologies of heartbreak, it appears, do not exist in abundance. Well, let there be balance in the [...]

“Clay” Included in Poems from Conflicted Hearts Anthology, Tayen Lane Publishing 2014

Along with six other works, the following poem titled "Clay" was accepted into Tayen Lane Publishing's Poems from Conflicted Hearts: An Anthology scheduled for release in March of 2014!CLAYI come knocking, find you in the garden looking not more than a child, eating the sweet petals of the guava blossoms,bending to sweep the stone pathway.You drift [...]